New round of Steel Belt Buckles

May 16, 2012 | Filed in: Art Progress, Metal | No Comments »

These are all handmade by torch welding reclaimed steel, and then finished with a torch heat patina, polishing, and a traditional metal oil.  I take orders for custom belt buckles- $75 each.  Let me know in time and I can get one ready for a gift!  These never fail to please.   I made and […]


Steel Tree

February 6, 2012 | Filed in: Art Progress, Furniture, Metal | No Comments »

Steel Tree: hand forged steel, 77″ ht x 31″ diameter, Meg Thompson, 2011. This fall I finally finished the Steel Tree I started a few years ago.   It began as a coat hanger.  But as I hammered the hot square metal into textured tree bark, it quickly became clear it was going to be more […]


Belt Buckles

May 25, 2009 | Filed in: Metal | No Comments »

I finally got some pictures up of the belt buckles I have been working on since last fall.  Go to “Belt Buckles” under “artwork.” They are handmade out of steel using torch, forge, and sanding/polishing work.  They are all one of a kind.  I like the rough finish look with the natural colors and rust […]



April 4, 2009 | Filed in: Metal | 1 Comment »

I am back in the blacksmith studio this spring.  The belt buckles have captured my imagination.  More coming to the site soon….



January 7, 2009 | Filed in: Metal | No Comments »

I took a blacksmithing class this past fall from Marsha Trattner, through SVA.  It was a great class and I love it!  I had always wanted to try forge work and torch work.  I like the idea of forging metal into whatever you want.  This is just the beginning for me in this medium.  Under […]